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US$ 285m limestone mining plant to be set up in Kenya

 Kenya’s Athi River Mining Company (ARM) has been given the go-ahead to set up a US$ 285m limestone mining plant in Ngaie, Kyuso district.   Minerals executive George Mulatya was pleased when confirming the reports and he said the cement firm is expected to set up a clinker and cement manufacturing plant which will in return create 7,000 jobs and give the Government US$ 3m in annual revenue.   Mr. Mulatya pointed out.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 15th August 2014

Tanzania sets aside US$17m for construction of ring road

 The Ministry of Works in Tanzania has set aside US$17m for construction of ring roads in Dar es Salaam Tanzania.   The funds are aimed at constructing tarmac ring roads in the city to ease traffic being experienced. The government has already set aside US$1.2m for the installation of road lights from Mwenge to Tegeta along Ali Hassan Mwinyi Road.   This was revealed by the Minister of Works Dr. John Magufuli during a tour of.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 15th August 2014

Korea agency VP concludes visit to Kenya

Kenya: South Korea is cementing its relationship with Kenya, ramping up its social investment projects in the country. Korea International Co-operation Agency ( KOICA) Vice President, Doo Jungsoo, was in the country between August 2 and 7, on an official visit to strengthen trade links with Kenya. During his stay, Mr Jungsoo made visits to projects that the agency is funding and those that it has earmarked for funding. He visited the upgraded.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 15th August 2014

Fiber cement and steel structure will make housing cheaper in East Africa

Technological revolutions could make building cheaper with introduction of Fiber Cement siding, a building material that is used to cover exterior of a building in both commercial and domestic housing applications. Fiber Cement is made of sand, cement and Cellulose fibers.   Fiber cement is manufactured in sheet form or horizontal boards. The product is nailed onto place on steel structure. It is easier to see how combination of steel.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 15th August 2014

13 Wind Power Sites Project In Kenya

13 wind power sites will be put up in Kenya through the Wind for Prosperity power project. The sites are meant to benefit mainly the local communities where the wind turbines will be set up in off grid areas.   The project, dubbed Wind for Prosperity, will target establishment of the wind power plants in remote areas in Kenya.   One and three turbines, each with 660 kilowatts will be set up according to Morten Dyrholm, the Vestas.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 15th August 2014

Kenya: KenGen embracing geothermal wellhead plants

 KenGen Assistant Manager Peter Ouma says adoption of geothermal wellhead generators would help reduce the time it takes to generate electricity from geothermal steam wells. Geothermal wellheads are smaller power producing units that generate between 5 and 10 megawatts of electricity. Ouma says the wellheads are affordable and easy to install, and help in early tapping of electricity while waiting for the construction of big geothermal.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 14th August 2014

Kenya adds first 140MW at Olkaria geothermal project

 Local news source informs that Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) has added 140MW to the national grid from the 280 MW Olkaria geothermal project. The 140MW is from two units – one of which has already completed reliability test while the other is expected to complete the test by mid August. At the same time, two more units are expected to commence reliability tests in September and October respectively.It is.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 14th August 2014

Nestle Kenya Launches Digital Nutrition Calculator For Mums

Technology is now in the kitchen as Nestlé Kenya, through its MILO® brand, has unveiled a web based nutrition calculator which will enable parents to calculate the nutrition component of their kid’s meals, analyse their activeness, set up a balanced diet and schedule their kid’s sports activities by just a click of the mouse, on their web-enabled phones, tablet or ipad. Dubbed MILO® Nutrition Calculator, the tool is.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 6th September 2014

Energy Investment In Africa Starts To Make Headway

 ADDIS ABABA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – As Washington hosts the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit this week, an ambitious but low-profile energy programme announced by President Barack Obama in June 2013 is set to move back into the spotlight.   Power Africa is a U.S. government-led initiative around two-thirds funded by the private sector that aims to double the number of people with access to power in sub-Saharan Africa by 2018,.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 14th August 2014

Foundation launches free cancer screening exercise - Kenya

 Kenya: The Africa Cancer Foundation has kicked off a free screening exercise, which will see the organisation hold testing in six counties. Dorothy Nyong’o, the foundation’s managing director, said they would tour Kisumu, Nakuru, Mombasa, Eldoret and Nairobi. The organisation held the first free-screening exercise in Nyeri, which was attended by more than 1,000 people. Mrs Nyong’o said those found with cancerous traces.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 15th August 2014

Kenya Boosts Wind Power In Its Renewable Energy Mix

 NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Kenya is set to gain more wind farms as the East African country moves to increase and diversify its clean energy resources.     Nairobi-based company Bluesea Energy Ltd has announced it will begin producing 40 megawatts (MW) in the second half of 2015 at its flagship wind power plant in Meru, expanding the renewable energy mix of a country that has previously relied on hydro and.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 14th August 2014

Kenya: Universities Goes Big On Solar Power Use

 Nairobi — "Kenya sits on the Equator making it a country that has the sun the whole year. But it is a paradox because you have less than 2 percent of solar power installations," muses Professor Izael Pereira Da Silva, Director of Energy Research Centre at Strathmore University.     The remaining 98 percent of solar installations, he says, are in countries which are outside the sun-belt. So, where lies the.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 13th August 2014



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